Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Rep. Aguilar Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

January 30, 2018
Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union address:

 “Actions speak louder than words, and President Trump’s first year in office has been an assault on our nation’s values and America’s identity as a nation of immigrants. The president’s scripted remarks tonight do not make up for the fact that he tried to strip health care from millions of Americans, or worked to give tax cuts to wealthy corporations on the backs of working families. Despite countless opportunities to work in a bipartisan way to deliver results for the American people on issues like immigration, tax reform and health care, the president has shown that he is more concerned with catering to fringe elements of his political party than delivering results for the American people. The president has a real opportunity to act on his calls for bipartisanship by supporting legislation like the USA Act, my bipartisan bill to protect Dreamers and make commonsense border security improvements. If President Trump decides to act on the calls for bipartisanship and progress that he made tonight, I remain willing to work with him to deliver results for Inland Empire families.”